Annabel: I love challenges – no matter the shape and size. I’m at my best with a big fat problem in front of me, with no clear way in. Being an entrepreneur forces you to tackle problems you never even knew existed with tools you don’t even know you have. Everything you’ve ever learnt at every point in your life comes into play as an entrepreneur – the discipline you learnt through ballet, the management style from your old boss, that off-beat case study during your political course, the nurturing skills from your mum – you lean on all your learnings when you’re running your own business and find a way to put them into action.
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- “1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship” – Forbes
- “25 Smartest Women On Twitter” – Fast Company
- “100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter” – Business Insider
- “20 Awesome People In The New York Tech Scene You Need To Know About” – AlleyWatch
- “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide” – EBW2020
Connections and opportunity explain how Kelly Hoey has become an investor in emerging tech companies and sought-out speaker. She’s a networking expert and the author of the forthcoming book Build Your Dream Network to be released in January 2017 by Tarcher Perigee. “Stop committing random acts of networking” is her frequent (and favorite) advice.
Kelly is an Inc.com columnist, blogs for MyTurnstone.com and appears regularly as an investor panelist on CNBC’s Power Pitch. She is sought out for her unique perspective into networking and community building, addressing members of the European Commission and audiences at SXSW, IEEE Women in Leadership, 2014 & 2015 PGA Championships, The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Women In The Boardroom, Bank of America, Disruptors (Dublin), MoDev, MINC (Malmo), ArabNet (Beirut), ATECH (Aruba), Tech Venture Conference, TiECon (Ottawa) and Women in Tech Summit (Philadelphia and Baltimore), amongst others. Kelly’s social media influence has been sought out by for projects with companies such as The New Yorker, HSBC, Coca-Cola, ECCO, P&G, PBS, L’Oreal, Clinique and New York Life. A skilled moderator, she has guided conversations with leaders in technology, investment and innovation as part of Apple’s in-store Meet The Innovator and Meet The Author speaker series.
Kelly’s motto is “invest in the change you want to see in the world.” She is an acknowledged leader in the startup community for actively investing in women. In 2011, Kelly co-founded the first startup accelerator focused exclusively on fast-tracking the growth of early-stage mobile technology ventures with gender-diverse founding teams. Kelly continues to advise emerging technology companies and actively mentors startups through selected accelerator programs in New York City. Kelly is the Chief Technology Ambassador for the YWCA of NYC’s Geek Girls Club and mentors on millennial career platform, Levo.
Previously, Kelly was immersed in the professional services world, initially as a corporate attorney, and then in management, leading the development of a global law firm’s alumni, professional development and women’s initiatives. In 2009, Kelly became the first president of the women’s business networking group 85 Broads.
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